about us About Barclays Stockbrokers, who we are and what we do
About us

About Barclays Stockbrokers

We are one of the UK’s leading execution-only stockbroker offering investors a cost effective and convenient way to make their own investment decisions. We are committed to helping you on your investment journey by offering state-of-the-art investment functionality, as well as a broad and diverse range of products and accounts and a dedicated UK-based Client Service Team.

Barclays Stockbrokers was established in 1986 and is part of Barclays Bank Group. Barclays is a major global financial services provider with over 300 years of history and expertise. At Barclays Stockbrokers, we want to give our clients the edge with the products, tools and information to help them become more successful investors. Many clients are unaware that the trading price of a stock will vary between different market makers. The trading power we have as one of the UK’s leading execution-only stockbroker means we give you the best price possible every time you trade, making your money stretch further. Barclays Stockbrokers Price Improver® is our way of delivering the best price available when you place a trade. We have the expertise and relationships that enable us to scan the markets for the most competitive price on UK equities, every time you trade. We offer our clients access to a wide range of investments including funds, equities, gilts and bonds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and more. We also provide our clients with industry-leading research and competitive pricing to help them invest with confidence. Our range of account types allows investors to maximise their tax allowances and the returns from their investments.

We have won prestigious awards over the years most recently being awarded Best Execution Only Stockbroker 2015 in the ADVFN International Financial Awards.

At Barclays, we understand the importance of charitable giving and take pride in supporting the communities where we live and work. We are also committed to making a difference to various other causes worldwide and helping deserving charities achieve their goals.


Barclays Stockbrokers Leadership Team:


Rupert Dickinson: Managing Director, Head of Barclays Stockbrokers


Rupert is Managing Director and Head of Barclays Stockbrokers and is responsible for the commercial expansion and the strategy and planning of the Barclays Stockbrokers business.

Rupert joined the Barclays Stockbrokers in 2000 and was appointed as Head of Barclays Stockbrokers in 2011.


Alastair Thaw: Stockbrokers Head of Client Engagement and Proposition

Alastair is the Head of Client Engagement and Proposition and has a key focus on establishing Barclays Stockbrokers as a full service investment provider. He is primarily responsible for creating a world class investment proposition and for the design and delivery of the client engagement model supporting this.
Alastair joined Barclays in 2006 and was appointed Head of Client Engagement and Proposition in 2013.

Paul Friel: Head of Business Management

Paul leads the Business Management team at Barclays Stockbrokers; responsible for; the execution of strategy, business change, commercial and risk management and ensuring Barclays Stockbrokers meets its regulatory obligations.
Paul joined Barclays in 2002 and was appointed Head of Business Management in 2010.

Nick Cousins: Head of Strategy

Nick is accountable for the development and execution of the Barclays Stockbrokers Direct strategy. Nick is also the Chair of the Age Diversity network within Wealth and Investment Management.
Nick joined Barclays in 2000 and was appointed Head of Strategy for Barclays Stockbrokers in April 2012.

Jamie Bullock: Head of Marketing

Jamie is Head of Marketing, responsible for the full range of marketing, communication and digital acquisition activities through the direct and relationship managed marketing channels.
Jamie joined Barclays in 2010 and was appointed Head of Marketing, Intermediaries, International & Direct in 2012.


Keith Preston: Head of Direct Sales

Keith is responsible for the delivery of the sales and retention activity across the Stockbrokers client base. He leads the telephone based sales and retention functions, working closely with the Marketing, Global Client Experience (GCE), Barclays Personal Investment Management (BPIM) and Product teams.

Keith joined Barclays Stockbrokers in 2005 and was appointed Head of Direct Sales in 2012.


Chris Stevenson: Head of Proposition

Chris is responsible for the design and ongoing management of Stockbrokers product propositions with a dual focus – ensuring that Barclays Stockbrokers offers a world class investor proposition, spearheaded by a best of breed funds market offering, whilst catering for the more active clients through the provision of active trading products and services.
Chris joined Barclays in 1998 and was appointed Head of Proposition in 2013.



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